Liverpool chief demand UCL investigation by UEFA

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Liverpool chief demand a transparent investigation by UEFA due to the unacceptable Champions League scene in Paris.

Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan has stated that the scene at the UEFA Champions League in Paris is not acceptable as he demand a ‘transparent investigation’ by UEFA.

The match was delayed by 30 minutes amid chaotic scenes outside the stadium in France as thousands of Liverpool fans were unable to get access on arrival.

UEFA said in a statement on Saturday that blame for the incidents were due to fans who had purchased fake tickets — they did not specify where they were from — contradicting a previous statement in which they said it was due to fans arriving late.

“We are intent on ensuring that there is an independent investigation and we, as the club, will be absolutely part of that and be co-operative,” Hogan said in a video message on Sunday.

“We understand that there were a lot of different experiences that took place over the course of the evening and it’s imperative that we hear from supporters.

“We want to make sure we get the facts and provide those facts to the relevant authorities … over the course of the coming days, we will be setting up a mechanism for supporters to reach out to us directly.”

Television footage showed images of young men jumping the gates of the stadium to gain entry. It’s unclear whether they were supporters of either team. Other people outside, including children, were tear-gassed by riot police, a Reuters witness said.

Some riot police officers stormed into the stadium while others charged at people trying to knock down stadium gates.



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